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  • Architectural Testing, Inc. has added a P1 test chamber at its laboratory in St. Paul, Minn. The apparatus can simulate long-term exposure to extreme weather variations in an effort to estimate longevity in real-world usage. This method involves a constant exposure to specific temperatures, ultraviolet light and water spray. Insulating glass industry experts consider one week of P1 testing to... more »
  • Panda Windows & Doors LLC will celebrate the grand opening of its new Midwest showroom in Elmhurst, Ill., by hosting a wide variety of events throughout the month of October. The programming begins with a soft opening on October 16,  followed by an official dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony, October 18, involving company founders and Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce officials.... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors is improving communication across the company with the use of electronic bulletin boards. Dubbed "Team Windows," the boards are powered by Marlin Co. software, and have been installed in all offices and manufacturing facilities to better inform employees of events, policies, safety tips and changes to the organization. The new Team Windows are part of a continuing... more »
  • Roto Frank AG, parent company of Roto Frank of America, is reorganizing its business regions. Effective January 1, 2014, North and Central America will be one territory led by Chris Dimou, head of the North American region and president/CEO of Roto Frank of America and Roto Fasco Canada. As of January, Dimou will also assume responsibility for Central America, which includes the operation in... more »
  • SAGE Electrochromics announced that Alan McLenaghan has been named CEO, succeeding company founder John Van Dine. McLenaghan joined SAGE as vice president of operations in July 2012 and led the opening of the company's new 320,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Faribault, Minn. Prior to joining SAGE, McLenaghan worked at Saint-Gobain, most recently as senior vice president of... more »
  • Following third party testing of Accoya, the modified wood manufactured by Accsys Technologies, its expected service life has been extended to 70 years when used for window joinery in the UK and Europe, the company reports.  The independent tests were performed by Trada Technology, with its findings covering both windows and glazed doors made with Accoya, if used in Europe.  “... more »
  • Building products distributor Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. is relocating its corporate headquarters from Peabody, Mass., to existing corporate offices in Herndon, Va. "Having Beacon's finance team join our human resources, information technology, legal, and sales and marketing team leaders in Herndon for the first time will allow us to provide even more effective support for our operating... more »
  • With retail locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and New Mexico, McCoy's Building Supply now offers Pella windows and doors via special order. The building supply retailer offers Pella's ProLine wood, Impervia fiberglass and Encompass by Pella vinyl windows. With the addition of Pella products, the retailer now has Pella-trained employees at each of its 85... more »
  • PureColor Inc., an Albuquerque, N.M., based supplier of sustainable wood finishes, has developed the EvenGrain Collection for door and millwork manufacturers. The collection consists of EvenGrain Woods for solid and veneered wood doors, EvenGrain HDF for hardboard composite doors, and EvenGrain MDF for millwork and door trim packages. “The EvenGrain Collection is important for door and... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows Inc., a California-based manufacturer of sliding and folding door systems, for an undisclosed amount. Andersen intends to continue Weiland production and operations in the San Diego area with existing management in place. “Specialty doors are a growing market segment as... more »